I've been through several laptops over the years, three in the past two years. I had an old Dell beater as a fallback, but for a while my main laptop was a Dell Latitude XT2. The XT2 seemed promising - a small laptop with a touch screen - but poor drivers and slow performance made it barely usable. It was bad enough trying to do day to day work on it, but when I used it to give technical presentations it was flat out embarrassing. That's why, when I was up for a new work laptop, I jumped at the Lenovo W520. The W520 is an enormous brute of a machine in every sense - literally more powerful than most desktop machines, and not much smaller. That's fine, I thought - I'll happily trade convenience for a machine that actually works.
The ASP.NET configuration system is build around the idea of inheritance:
If you've got a WordPress blog and use Feedburner, you may notice that the posts stop updating. It's often due to a limitation on Feedburner that stops updating if your feed exceeds 512K. I wrote a simple plugin called Excerpt Old Posts that fixes that problem by showing Full Text for recent posts and Summary for older posts.